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Up to 400,000 rape kits remain untested | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Up to 400,000 rape kits remain untested | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The kits can quickly link rapists to their crimes, but at $1,200 per test, many cities choose to leave them untested. For the victims, they live in constant fear their attackers are still on the streets.

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Herstory at Facebook

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History, politics & culture as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated.


A place to connect with Herstory at Facebook.

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Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the Long Shadow of the 'Lavender Menace'

Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the Long Shadow of the 'Lavender Menace' | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"The supersensitivity of the [Women's Liberation] movement to the lesbian issue, and the existence of a few militant lesbians within the movement, once prompted [NOW founder Betty] Friedan herself ...
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Leighton Meester asks, is 'Of Mice and Men' a Feminst Tract?

Leighton Meester asks, is 'Of Mice and Men' a Feminst Tract? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

If Steinbeck's woman character is purely a victim, why is she so hated? And if she is truly harmless, why is she so threatening? Without question, it was a commentary on the social climate at the time, which still surprisingly applies today....


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10 Single Women Who Redefined Spinsterhood

10 Single Women Who Redefined Spinsterhood | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Whenever the media talks about single women—especially famous ones—it's typically to psychoanalyze why they haven't settled down or to present a laundry list of their past failed relationships. It's rarely a celebration of their accomplishments or a consideration that they might have chosen to stay single. They say that behind every powerful man, there's a powerful woman, but behind many a powerful woman is nothing but her own rear end. While the term "spinsterhood" is arguably one of the ugliest words in the dictionary, these fearless females have redefined it as a fabulous concept.

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Don't Tread on Grandma: The Supreme Court Reframes the Abortion-Free Speech Debate in 'McCullen'

Don't Tread on Grandma: The Supreme Court Reframes the Abortion-Free Speech Debate in 'McCullen' | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
In striking a Massachusetts buffer zone law, the U.S. Supreme Court has dramatically reframed the debate over balancing the rights of patients and providers with the rights of abortion protesters.

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"Hipster Godfather" Gavin McInnes Says "Feminism Makes Women Miserable"

"Hipster Godfather" Gavin McInnes Says "Feminism Makes Women Miserable" | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
I guess we were overdue for a high-profile anti-feminist diatribe, huh? Well, looks like we have VICE Magazine co-founder Gavin McInnes to thank for the misogynistic tirade he gave during a Huffington Post liveblog last week. It only took a measly eight minutes for McInnes to prove he fears nothing
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Mormon feminist excommunicated

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By Jessica Ravitz, CNN


(CNN) –
 Kate Kelly, a lifelong Mormon who’s spearheaded a fight for equal opportunities for women in her church, was convicted of apostasy Monday and excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


The verdict, decided by a panel of male judges who convened Sunday, came to her by way of an e-mail sent by her former LDS Church bishop in Virginia, Mark Harrison. Kelly described the verdict as “exceptionally painful.”



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Community Village's curator insight, June 24, 5:24 PM


Remember when Mormons would not allow Black people to become priests? 


This church has serious issues. 


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"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives."

M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, June 26, 4:48 PM

"LDS Ex's"?


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Report: Obama Can Act to Reduce Inequality for Women, Minorities

Report: Obama Can Act to Reduce Inequality for Women, Minorities | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
A new report says that the federal government is the largest funder of low-wage jobs for working women and people of color, and that President Obama should take executive action to help lift them into the middle class.
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The Global Face of Feminism

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The Global Face of Feminism Forbes I had the honor of moderating a thought-provoking discussion on “The New Face of Feminism” during the Forbes Women's Summit in May alongside a diverse and accomplished group of women.


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Israelis and radical feminism

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Haaretz Exposing Israelis to radical feminism Haaretz We hope to create visibility for feminists in Israeli society, since feminism and the war against the oppression of women are very silenced issues.


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Three Weeks Left to Nominate Your Women's Rights Hero

Three Weeks Left to Nominate Your Women's Rights Hero | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

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Dr Lendy Spires's curator insight, June 20, 2:11 PM
Three Weeks Left to Nominate Your Women's Rights Hero

 

Malala Yousafzai, Maya Angelou, and Alaa Murabit. Three extraordinary people who stood up for women’s rights and made change happen. Now we are looking for other women and men from all walks of life, known and unknown, who are making a difference. Help us find them, so that we can reward their efforts with a cash prize that can contribute to amplify their impact. 


Nominate your hero for the third annual Trust Women Hero Award.


Each year at the Trust Women Conference, we celebrate a remarkable person whose bold thinking and high-impact work has helped women defend and advance their rights. Nominees are judged on their leadership as well as the impact, scalability, and groundbreaking nature of their work.

 

The winner will be announced at a special Awards ceremony at Trust Women. He/she will receive a cash prize of $5,000 to help further their work and will also be acknowledged with profiles on the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Trust Women websites.

 

The closing date for entries is Friday, 4 July, so submit your nominations soon! The application process will take you about 15 minutes, and you will be asked to submit information on the nominee, his or her leadership, impact, and future goals. For any application query, please contact:

 

lauren.ottulich@thomsonreuters.com.

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I Was Sexually Assaulted By Someone I Thought Was A Feminist And An Ally

I Was Sexually Assaulted By Someone I Thought Was A Feminist And An Ally | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Years ago, I was in a serious relationship with someone I thought embodied the epitome of allyship.  He believed in collectivism, prison reform and feminist ideals.  When we first met we spent hours talking about social justice, anti-racism and how patriarchy was disappointingly widespread.  A scholar of African American Studies, I thought he was everything I had been looking for—a radical public intellectual and a partner. Six months into our relationship, we had an argument about his incomparable desire for biological children.  He said he required his female partner carry his children, but I was hesitant. Years of organizing with foster youth...

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Do Women Need to Manipulate Men Sexually to Get Them to Behave? No

Do Women Need to Manipulate Men Sexually to Get Them to Behave? No | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Anti-choice activists and other social conservatives routinely argue that men are dogs whom women need to bring under control, usually by withholding sex in hopes of extracting a wedding ring. But this strategy is completely unnecessary, and there's no evidence it works.
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Apple's "Vagina" Ban is a Bigger Deal Than You Think

Apple's "Vagina" Ban is a Bigger Deal Than You Think | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
When engraving her new iPad, Justyn Hintze noticed that clit and vagina are considered inappropriate words while penis and dick are not. This may not seem like a big deal, but it represents one of feminism's more important fights.

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Five Things Feminist Times Taught Me About Feminism

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Daily Life Five Things Feminist Times Taught Me About Feminism... Huffington Post UK They're wrong. They're stupid. They're misguided. But wait, they're women. Why are they being condemned? That's not what it's about, surely.


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Why They Don't Need Feminism According To 15 Women

Why They Don't Need Feminism According To 15 Women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The Women Against Feminism Tumblr is a real thing.

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malek's curator insight, July 12, 9:49 AM

When you keep using the word "feminism" without knowing what it means. 

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The Horrifying Women's Rights Injustice That Modern Feminism Forgot

The Horrifying Women's Rights Injustice That Modern Feminism Forgot | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The Horrifying Women's Rights Injustice That Modern Feminism Forgot Mic Such an infuriating issue should attract the ire of the feminist community, but so far there are mostly crickets.


Recent legislation regarding the forced sterilizations performed on incarcerated women in California prisons evokes a muted time in U.S. history when sexist, racist, classist and ableist eugenics policies were orchestrated by the state.


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No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and

No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your ‘religious freedom.’ If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.


President Barack Obama


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Everyone

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Group Plans to Open First-of-Its-Kind All-Options Pregnancy Center

Group Plans to Open First-of-Its-Kind All-Options Pregnancy Center | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The All Options Pregnancy Resource Center, which will be located in Bloomington, Indiana, is seen by its supporters as an antidote to the strategy employed at anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers of limiting accurate information about and access to abortion care.
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New York Assembly Passes ‘Boss Bill’

New York Assembly Passes ‘Boss Bill’ | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The New York Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that would prevent employers from discriminating against their employees for their reproductive health-care decisions.
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Sex Tips From Feminist Porn Stars Will Change the Way You Think About Intimacy

Sex Tips From Feminist Porn Stars Will Change the Way You Think About Intimacy | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Because feminism and sex are not mutually exclusive.

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TheBodyHouse.biz's curator insight, June 19, 2:16 PM

I like this article... a lot. Food for thought!

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Kola Boof: The Message & The Messenger

Kola Boof: The Message & The Messenger | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Perhaps I am too Utopian *wink* but I do believe that when we gain insight & understanding, we can put our hearts & ethics into action. I respect the hell out of Kola Boof. Admire her greatly. Even when her words sting. For behind them, truth rings. I'd like to think there are others out there who can be taught daily, and not just from some 'word a day' calendar.


Gracie talks with Kola about the messages in her book of poems, Nile River Woman.

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What (Many) Sex Workers Don't Want To Talk About

What (Many) Sex Workers Don't Want To Talk About | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
There are things, personal things, many sex workers don't want to talk about; including me. And that's a pity. Because it holds the sex worker movement back. Most cultural shifts regarding unequal ...

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'Victim' vs 'Survivor': Feminism and language | openDemocracy

'Victim' vs 'Survivor': Feminism and language | openDemocracy | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Rahila Gupta argues that the term ‘victim’ needs to be reclaimed by feminist politics; whilst 'survivor' is important because it recognises the agency of women, it focuses on individual capacity, but the notion of 'victim' reminds us of the stranglehold of the system.

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Why Young People Should Care About Monica Lewinsky

Why Young People Should Care About Monica Lewinsky | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
For the first time in 10 years, Monica Lewinsky has addressed her affair with President Clinton in an article that came out last week in Vanity Fair magazine. Titled "Shame and Survival," Lewinsky ...
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The war on one woman represents the war on us all.

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